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Accounting Supervisor, Payroll Accounting

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Job ID: 31562
Department: Comptroller
Location: 2 Montgomery Street


Reporting directly to the Assistant Manager, Payroll Accounting, the selected candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Supervise timekeeping staff with weekly and bi-weekly timekeeping pre and post-closing process.
  • Provide daily assistance to all agency timekeeping staff to resolve issues involving PeopleSoft Time & Labor errors.
  • Perform bi-weekly petty cash self-audits.
  • Interpret Port Authority and PATH Memoranda of Agreements and general operating issues dealing with the PeopleSoft Time & Labor application.
  • Perform bi-weekly audits of Time & Labor Summaries and overtime pay.
  • Collaborate with staff and consultants to test and analyze new programs in PeopleSoft.
  • Processes and maintain various forms related to PeopleSoft and timekeeping security.
  • Initiate communications to agency staff regarding timekeeping processes.
  • Complete special assignments and support staff with Payroll Operation responsibilities. Document and streamline existing business processes. Ensure complex and/or sensitive data is compiled, documented and presented in a clear and concise manner.


Candidates must present the following qualifications to be considered eligible for this position:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university.
  • Two or more years of relevant experience in Accounting.


Ideal candidates will present the following profile:

  • Master's degree in Accounting, Finance or Business from an accredited college or university and/or a CPA is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments, meet deadlines, work independently, prioritize work and perform effectively under pressure.
  • Demonstrated analytical, decision-making and problem solving skills with a strong understanding of accounting and tax.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills.
  • Effective written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal staff at all levels and external business partners.
  • Thorough working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Compensation & Benefits

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey offers a competitive salary, an outstanding benefits package and a professional environment that supports development and recognizes achievement.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should apply to this job by clicking on the Apply Now button and submitting a combined cover letter and resume.

Only applicants under consideration will be contacted.

About The Port Authority

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere.


The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey/Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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